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Splendour Sideshows

Sideshows are beginning to trickle  in. I will attempt to keep this page updated.

Saturday July 20

Airbourne – Corner Hotel

Tuesday July 23

Daughter  – Corner Hotel (sold out)
Robert DeLong – Ding Dong Lounge

Wednesday July 24

Deep Vally – The Tote
Surfer Blood – Corner Hotel

Thursday July 25

Haim – HiFi Bar (sold out)
Babyshambles – Palace Theatre 

Friday July 26

Everything Everything – Corner Hotel

Saturday July 27

Wavves w/Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Corner Hotel

Sunday July 28

Jake Bugg – Corner Hotel (sold out)

Monday Juy 29

FIDLAR – Corner Hotel
MS MR – HiFi Bar
Palma Violets – Northcote Social Club

Tuesday July 30

Villagers – Corner Hotel
Cold War Kids – HiFi Bar
Passion Pit – The Palace
Laura Marling – St Michael’s Uniting Church

Wednesday July 31

Darwin Deez – Corner Hotel
James Blake – Palais Theatre
Passion Pit –HiFi Bar (under 18s)

Saturday August 3

Of Monsters & Men – Palais  Theatre (sold out)

Sunday August 4

Of Monsters & Men – Palais Theatre


Splendour in the Grass 2013 Line-up

After much deliberation, the Splendour in the Grass line-up dropped this morning. Now generally considered to be Australia biggest festival, the organisers have not held back announcing a strong mix of foreign and local acts. With three diverse head-liners on each night; Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons and The National (the latter two performing their only Australian shows), Splendour will once again have a high number of ticket sales.

For me highlights of the line-up include; Babyshambles (with Pete Doherty’s first tour of Australia), Klaxons, Surfer Blood, Cold War Kids, Portugal. The Man, TV on the Radio and The National, with a polite smattering of great Australian bands.

Tickets Sales dates have not yet been confirmed, but pricing is as follows:
Three day event ticket: $350 + BF
One day event ticket: $140 + BF
Camping pass: $99 + BF
Country Club ticket: $699+BF

Splendour takes place from Friday July 26 – Sunday July 28

Full Line-Up
Mumford & Sons (Only Australian Show)
Frank Ocean
The National (Only Australian Show)
Of Monsters & Men
Empire Of The Sun
Bernard Fanning
The Presets
TV On The Radio (Only Australian Show)
Passion Pit
Birds Of Tokyo
James Blake
Architecture In Helsinki
Laura Marling
Matt Corby
Mystery Band
Flight Facilities
Polyphonic Spree (Performing Rocky Horror Picture Show)
Boy & Bear
Fat Freddy’s Drop
Cold War Kids
The Rubens
Sarah Blasko
Darwin Deez
You Am I (Performing Sound As Ever & Hi-Fi Way)
The Drones
Ms Mr
Everything Everything
Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes
Cloud Control
Portugal. The Man
Something For Kate
Chet Faker
Robert Delong
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Jake Bugg
The Bamboos
Surfer Blood
Deap Vally
Palma Violets
Little Green Cars
Vance Joy
Jagwar Ma
Violent Soho
Dune Rats
The Jungle Giants
Cub Scouts
Art Of Sleeping
The Growl
The Chemist
Alison Wonderland
Yolanda Be Cool
What So Not
Xaphoon Jones
Peking Duk
Tyler Touche
Bad Ezzy

No Jackets Hiatus

With Callum and Declan heading to Europe for the next few months, No Jackets will be on a short hiatus until mid-November unless Chris wants to post something. We will try to update on any gigs we see (namely Radiohead in Paris and possibly Jack White, Elbow, Bat For Lashes, Bloc Party and Tame Impala) but it is unlikely that we will get much of a chance to write a detailed piece.

If you wish to follow our travels, jump on our travel blog Cal & Dec On Tour, or follow our personal twitter accounts (@cal_max13 and @declannn)

Velociraptor – The World Warriors

Party starters and general bad-asses Velociraptor will are about to release their mini-Lp The World Warriors. Originally starting as a three piece ensemble starring DZ Deathrays, the group has expanded to a 12-piece known for their infectious singles and energetic live shows.

But yeah man, The World Warriors features hit singles Cynthia and Riot that have been getting radio play through Triple J and are a testament to the pop rock style that Velociraptor are trying to distinguish themselves in. In particular, Cynthia has been running through my head for about 6 months, which is why I used the word infectious above. If you haven’t heard these songs though, you just haven’t been trying hard enough. The rest of The World Warriors is a bit of a mix. Surf City Raptors sounds almost Beach Boys-like and lead singer Jeremy Neale puts his personal touch on The Walk On By. We’ve posted some of his solo work on our twitter account, but he’s just an insanely talented musician.

The World Warriors Mini-LP will be released through Create Control on September 7.



Feelings – One In A Million

You remember Philadelphia Grand Jury? Well lead singer Simon Berckelman, aka Berkfinger, has returned with his new solo project Feelings. After the Philly Jays broke up in 2010 after breaking their way into our hearts, Berkfinger went to find himself in Germany and he succeeded.

To coincide with this, Feelings will undertake a national tour and will play The Workers’ Club on September 22.

Has the Meredith line-up leaked? Now Confirmed

EDIT: This has been confirmed as the line-up. Fingers Crossed for ballot now!

This has been doing the rounds on the internet for the last hour or so. Fairly amazing but we won’t know for sure until tomorrow morning.

Primal Scream
Four Tet

Omar Suleyman
Royal Headache
Big Jay McNeely
Chet Faker
Rahzel & DJ JS-1
Hot Snakes
DJ Yamantaka Eye (from The Boredoms)
JB Smoove
Toot Toot Toots
Meredith Sky Show
Bitter Sweet Kicks
The Town Bikes
Fraser A Gorman 
Angus Sampson
Ballarat Municipal Brass Band
Silence Wedge

Alexisonfire farewell tour comes to Melbourne

Despite calling it quits last year, Alexisonfire are giving their fans one last chance to see them live. The tour will compromise only 8 shows around the world, but Melbourne has been lucky enough to score one of these guys.

Dallas Green will be bringing the boys to Festival Hall on the 12th of December. Be wary, because this show is sure to sell-out

All Tomorrow’s Parties returns to Australia

After a three year wait, All Tomorrow’s Parties will return to Melbourne. The sister festival I’ll Be Your Mirror will take place in February and is curated by The Drones. Having had a raging success in 2009 at Mt Buller, the promoters have faced a barrage of emails calling for the return, and punters will be exceptionally glad that their persistence has paid off.

The line-up will feature My Bloody Valentine, playing their first Australian show since 1992.

The full line-up over the two days is;

Saturday February 16







Sunday February 17






Soundwave Line-up Revealed

Even though it doesn’t exactly interest me, I’m the first to admit that this year’s Soundwave line-up is one of the best this country has ever seen.

Presale is from Friday 17 August with full sale on Thursday 23 August

The Beards announce huge End of the World tour

Australia’s favourite novelty group The Beards have announced a giant national tour. With the supposed Apocalypse on 21st December, the End of the World (For Beardless People) Tour will celebrate the departure of our follicularly challenged friends. They’ll play the HiFi Bar on November 3rd for those who want to hear their favourite beard rock songs including; If Your Dad doesn’t have a Beard, You’ve Got Two Mum, No Beard, No Good and of course, You Should Consider Having Sex With a Bearded Man